Kaitlyn Murray

Kaitlyn Murray
Education: University of Rhode Island

Kait’s introduction to the wonderful world of words was like that of a million other millennials: she was smitten from the first time she picked up a Harry Potter book at the age of seven. Where her story deviates, however, is in the fifth grade when she managed to win a national essay-writing contest. That experience, coupled with the later guidance of a supportive AP English teacher, inspired her to pursue degrees in storytelling (read: film, English and writing).

Her foodie journey, however, has been a little slower-going. Even though her dad was a chef (CIA-trained and all) and her mom was a catering manager, Kait was never much of a cook, much less an adventurous eater. That all changed during the pandemic, however, when she forced herself to pick up a cookbook or two and learn a few recipes. She also took that time to refine her palate, and can now happily say she is up to try (almost — live octopus is still a hard no) anything. She is especially excited to contribute her fresh perspective to the Serious Eats team.


  • Since 2014, Kait has worked for Rhode Island Monthly magazine covering topics from food and culture to health and home for both print and online publications.
  • She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island in 2014 with a B.A. in English and Film Media and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric
  • When not in front of a stove or a keyboard, Kait enjoys traveling, exploring local bars, breweries and beaches and, of course, reading anything and everything she can get her hands on.



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